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College Expels George Zimmerman Following Trayvon Martin Shooting
Mediaite ^ | March 22, 2012 | Meenal Vamburkar

Posted on 03/22/2012 10:53:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

In light of Trayvon Martin‘s death, Seminole State College has expelled George Zimmerman, the man who shot Martin. The college released a statement Thursday addressing the “high-profile controversy” — citing student safety as the sole reason.

The statement said:

“Due to the highly charged and high-profile controversy involving this student, Seminole State has taken the unusual but necessary step this week to withdraw Mr. Zimmerman from enrollment. [...] This decision is based solely on our responsibility to provide for the safety of our students on campus as well as for Mr. Zimmerman.”

The Orlando Sentinel reports Zimmerman was working toward an Associate in Arts degree:

Zimmerman, 28, first enrolled at the college in 2003 and was working toward a vocational certificate to become an insurance agent. He re-enrolled in 2009 and was working toward an Associate in Arts degree in a general studies program, according to the college.


TOPICS: Education; Government; Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: florida; georgezimmerman; trayvonmartin
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There goes that old "presumption of innocence" thing that they're always talking about.
1 posted on 03/22/2012 10:53:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“7 years of college down the drain...”


2 posted on 03/22/2012 10:55:00 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"presumption of innocence"

Which is required only in a court of law, D'uh!

3 posted on 03/22/2012 10:56:16 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If he was a suspected member of al Queda, the school would be protecting him....


4 posted on 03/22/2012 10:57:43 PM PDT by Tzimisce (this sucks)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I thought he was 38. Now he’s 28, and Martin is 3 inches shorter and 40 lbs lighter?


5 posted on 03/22/2012 10:57:48 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

The city has already “convicted” him in the press and now this. I wouldn’t mind being his civil lawyer. I’d be mansion, Jaguar and houseboat shopping.


6 posted on 03/22/2012 10:58:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: dfwgator

In Mr. Zimmerman’s case it was 9 years of school down the drain!


7 posted on 03/22/2012 10:59:26 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

PING John Edwards, he needs a job!


8 posted on 03/22/2012 10:59:44 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Talk about the perfect storm!


9 posted on 03/22/2012 11:01:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Leftist e-lynching of Mr. Zimmerman is in full swing!


10 posted on 03/22/2012 11:01:30 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I wonder if he’ll enter a float in the Homecoming parade?


11 posted on 03/22/2012 11:01:53 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

9 years of college? That’s one year away from a Ph.D!


12 posted on 03/22/2012 11:02:08 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

On FR IT IS a perfect storm!


13 posted on 03/22/2012 11:03:25 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So because a vigilante/lynch-mob may want to take him out sans trial, he gets the boot, because after all, he is a “vigilante” who killed someone without giving him a trial first...

Is this some kind of a fluke?


14 posted on 03/22/2012 11:04:39 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Maybe he stayed in school to hookup with 30 year old law student sluts who can’t even figure out cost effective birth control.


15 posted on 03/22/2012 11:06:04 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: a fool in paradise

The vigilante mob wants to take out a vigilante? That’s something new.


16 posted on 03/22/2012 11:06:33 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: a fool in paradise

Naw, he’s picking up chicks telling them he’s the other Zimmerman’s cousin!


17 posted on 03/22/2012 11:08:22 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It is totally inappropriate that the college would announce this publicly. Probably a violation of student privacy laws.
18 posted on 03/22/2012 11:09:49 PM PDT by iowamark (The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Way to go Zimmerman...you just guaranteed Obama 90% of the black vote!
19 posted on 03/22/2012 11:10:10 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: crazyhorse691
Way to go Zimmerman...you just guaranteed Obama 90% of the black vote!

You mean instead of the 95% he got last time?

20 posted on 03/22/2012 11:11:11 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: iowamark

I don’t recall it stopping several departments and agencies in the case of Joe the Plumber. Remember?


21 posted on 03/22/2012 11:12:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I rather doubt that Mr. Zimmerman has been to class since the incident took place anyway. Given the circumstances I’m sure that the college would have deploy the campus police to protect him if he were to attend class and it is unreasonable to expect a college to go to such lengths for a single student.

At this point his presence in school would only be a disruption, and the other students in his classes deserve to have their class material delivered without such distractions.

However, I hope that the college refunded his tuition and provided him with a mark on his transcript that will not reflect poorly on his academic performance. Whatever else he may be guilty of is immaterial, there is no justifiable reason for him to suffer adverse consequences within the context of his academic efforts.


22 posted on 03/22/2012 11:13:53 PM PDT by NMCicero
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To: crazyhorse691

What about the Jewish and Latino/Cuban vote? It’s a Trifecta, I say!


23 posted on 03/22/2012 11:13:58 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A young kid is dead and this guy’s life is ruined.

In the mean time, let’s try to score as many political points as we possibly can out of a tragic situation, shall we?


24 posted on 03/22/2012 11:14:16 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The city has already “convicted” him in the press and now this. I wouldn’t mind being his civil lawyer. I’d be mansion, Jaguar and houseboat shopping.”

Richard Jewell anyone?! I guess the MSM didn’t learn from that one.


25 posted on 03/22/2012 11:14:50 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Revolting cat!
Naw, he’s picking up chicks telling them he’s the other Zimmerman’s cousin!

This one?


26 posted on 03/22/2012 11:15:20 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: a fool in paradise
No, the one who's gone Irish on us!


27 posted on 03/22/2012 11:17:08 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: NMCicero

There’s these new things called “the Internet” and “personal computers” where Mr. Zimmerman could take classes from home.


28 posted on 03/22/2012 11:17:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Vaguely. Some state employee was fired in that case, maybe?


29 posted on 03/22/2012 11:17:38 PM PDT by iowamark (The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves)
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To: Revolting cat!
I thought he was 38. Now he’s 28, and Martin is 3 inches shorter and 40 lbs lighter?

According to the initial police report, Martin was 3 inches taller than Zimmerman.

30 posted on 03/22/2012 11:21:12 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: iowamark

Out of dozens that abused their positions to look up and spread his personal information, IIRC.


31 posted on 03/22/2012 11:24:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You’re assuming that Mr. Zimmerman was taking classes that can be delivered online. At this point (mid semester) it is far too late for him to simply transfer into a different class that is delivered online. In order to make such a transition the college would have to make some sort of special exception for him which he is certainly not entitled to.


32 posted on 03/22/2012 11:35:09 PM PDT by NMCicero
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To: NMCicero

Not entitled to? Oh, because he “killed that boy” a month ago? Did the jury already come back on that? If the school admits it is a “safety issue” they ought to make an accomodation for such a student until such time that he is convicted of something. Or is that not how we do things anymore?


33 posted on 03/22/2012 11:39:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: kcvl
Richard Jewell anyone?! I guess the MSM didn’t learn from that one.

I suspect the late Mr Jewell would be several pay grades above Zimmerman.

34 posted on 03/22/2012 11:47:43 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody

The MSM didn’t think so at the time. They made him out to be some vigilante idiot.


35 posted on 03/22/2012 11:52:53 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mr. Zimmerman’s predicament is one of his own creation. Actions have consequences, a fact which I would expect that any conservative can appreciate. I presume if he feels he is being treated unfairly that there is some sort of grievance procedure at the college he was attending, and I have no reason to think that he will not be afforded the same due process afforded to any other student.

This is not a criminal justice issue, it exists independently of whatever legal consequences he may be facing. I see no reason to think that the college in question should be obligated to wait for the outcome of any legal proceeding before acting in what they perceive to be the best interests of their institution. Mr. Zimmerman has no ‘right’ to attend college, any more than you or I do. If the administrators at the Seminole State College feel that his presence is in some way disruptive, then they are fully within their rights to take whatever actions they feel the situation warrants, and I see no reason to second guess their judgment.

And again, you are assuming that there is an accommodation that could be made. Not every class is available online, and furthermore, as I stated before, it is the middle of an academic term. There is simply no way that Mr. Zimmerman could move from one class to another at this point without the college taking steps to facilitate such a transition that they would never take for any other student. Mr. Zimmerman is not entitled to any kind of special treatment merely because he is a suspect in a criminal investigation.

I am certain that no other student would be afforded such treatment and I certainly see no reason why Mr. Zimmerman should be treated any differently from any other person whose presence had become disruptive to the learning environment.

However, as I stated before, I would expect that in such a situation his tuition would be refunded in full and he would be provided with marks on his transcript that do not reflect poorly on his academic performance.


36 posted on 03/23/2012 12:03:25 AM PDT by NMCicero
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To: iowamark

I agree. This should have been handled in private, and may constitute grounds for a future lawsuit against the school by Mr. Zimmerman. I believe the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) may be authoritative in this matter.


37 posted on 03/23/2012 12:05:59 AM PDT by NMCicero
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To: Moonman62; Revolting cat!
According to the initial police report, Martin was 3 inches taller than Zimmerman.

I think Revolting means the police report has Martin 3" shorter than what the Free Zumia lobby has been claiming.

And Zimmerman is also 7" taller ie not a 5'2" hobbit.

38 posted on 03/23/2012 12:09:25 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel - Horace Walpole)
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To: NMCicero

If Zimmerman is exonerated, the school may very well wind up being named “George Zimmerman University” when it’s all over.


39 posted on 03/23/2012 12:10:55 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: crazyhorse691

That is what this is really about!!!

It is the match that will light the black vote in November...You know, never let a good crisis go to waist.

Racism, political correctness, gun control, and vote getting all wrapped into one crisis....


40 posted on 03/23/2012 12:12:40 AM PDT by neverbluffer
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To: neverbluffer

waist = waste...sorry for the typo


41 posted on 03/23/2012 12:13:17 AM PDT by neverbluffer
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To: neverbluffer

Exactly.

Get leftist women upset and ready to work for Zero.

Ditto with blacks.

Media frenzy to fire up the broke and depressed base.


42 posted on 03/23/2012 1:47:07 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This decision is based solely on our responsibility to provide for the safety of our students on campus as well as for Mr. Zimmerman.”

Sounds to me like the college doesn't think the Mob Rule trying to lynch Mr. Zimmerman will stay off campus. And to think, just about 40 years ago, the federal marshals were there to keep lynch mobs OFF the campus so students COULD go to school.

43 posted on 03/23/2012 2:26:15 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Revolting cat!

http://www.tinyurl.com/sanford-2012


44 posted on 03/23/2012 2:29:29 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Duke Lacrosee and the late Richard Jewell both multi Millionaires by the media.


45 posted on 03/23/2012 2:35:40 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does he get a refund?


46 posted on 03/23/2012 3:13:41 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: NMCicero

Do you support the right of self-defense?


47 posted on 03/23/2012 3:25:06 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Self defense? Yeah the poor guy really had to shoot a kid in the chest I’m sure. He brought this on himself and this really shouldn’t be a liberal/conservative or gun rights issue.


48 posted on 03/23/2012 4:20:02 AM PDT by AskNotReceiveNot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where are all the hispanic groups calling this racist?

If he was black and shot a hispanic guy, the race baiters would be burning down the school and the school would post an apology and retraction within the hour.


49 posted on 03/23/2012 4:39:36 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: AskNotReceiveNot

The police report indicated Zimmerman had a injuries to his head and was bleeding. It also said his short was wet “as if he was laying down in the grass”. Sounds like there was a physical altercation.


50 posted on 03/23/2012 4:39:57 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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